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Old 04-12-2004, 10:53 PM   #21
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The oil plug IS 14 MM.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #22
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The oil plug IS 14 MM.
THats correct, and change the oil a few times to flush out the skelletons
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:42 AM   #23
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hey dont feel bad i did the same thing... never try and take it off with a monkey wrench... but tis better now my new one has a magnet on the end and its silver
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I aint laughing, happens to all of us sometimes. For the next time, I seem to remember a socket "NOT SOLD IN STORES!" that had little needle bearings around the inner side of the socket. The theory being that you could put it on anything it would grip, rotate it and the needles would grip the fastener. I cannot remember what it was called, Metrinch comes to mind. I am glad you got it handled, sorry they charged you so much for the oil

i think one of them was called a "gator grip" or somethin like that.....
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I aint laughing, happens to all of us sometimes. For the next time, I seem to remember a socket "NOT SOLD IN STORES!" that had little needle bearings around the inner side of the socket. The theory being that you could put it on anything it would grip, rotate it and the needles would grip the fastener. I cannot remember what it was called, Metrinch comes to mind. I am glad you got it handled, sorry they charged you so much for the oil

i think one of them was called a "gator grip" or somethin like that.....
indeed...

http://store.yahoo.com/i-city/gatsoc.html

not that i would recommend actually using that... you want the proper sized wrench, otherwise (as you found out), even a little bit of give can just ruin a day...

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I beg to differ on the plug size. I think it'* a 15mm. I work at a lube place and pretty much all of the GMs that come in use a 15mm drain plug.
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I would tend to agree with glorkar. A 14 mm is roughly the size of a 9/16...a 15 mm is closer to 5/8. GM and Ford were using the 5/8 until they switch from SAE to metric. They kept them close to the same size--Thus a 15 mm.
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Now that you have a new drain plug bolt you should be good to go next time when you do it your self. Basically you paid that much money just for the convenience of pulling in there having someone else do it for you in 10 minutes or less!!
I paid 42 once to have Quaker state oil put in and a penzoil filter, i had it changed cos i was gettin ready to head off on a 300 mile round trip and i was over due by about 300 miles, and I did not feel like doing it my self and getting all grubby befor leaving!
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i had no choice.
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Steve, you did good. Your car needed it and you made a good call. Don't beat yourself up over the $$ you paid. Think of it as an investment in future oil changes that you will be doing yourself. Good call.
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